Dennis Elem School

Serves grades PK - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1499 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
Phone
(217) 362-3511
District
DECATUR SD 61
County
MACON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
471
Classroom Teachers
29

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Illinois

2

(10 is best)

Better than 19.6% of IL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

3

(10 is best)

Dennis Elem School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 15 37
Proficiency in Reading 24 37
Proficiency in Math 5 37

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 24 34
Proficiency in Reading 24 38
Proficiency in Math 24 31

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 10 33
Proficiency in Reading 15 35
Proficiency in Math 5 30

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 15 30
Proficiency in Reading 24 33
Proficiency in Math 5 26

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 20 34
Proficiency in Reading 24 39
Proficiency in Math 15 29

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 15 32
Proficiency in Reading 24 35
Proficiency in Math 5.0 30

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 16.43
AVG FOR DISTRICT 18.22
AVG FOR STATE 14.90
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 29 6.2%
Kindergarten 46 9.8%
Grade 1 41 8.7%
Grade 2 47 10.0%
Grade 3 50 10.6%
Grade 4 51 10.8%
Grade 5 48 10.2%
Grade 6 53 11.3%
Grade 7 54 11.5%
Grade 8 52 11.0%
Total 471 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 66.3% 41.3% 49.7%
Black 31.4% 52.8% 17.3%
Hispanic 1.4% 4.6% 27.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 58.4% 67.7% 48.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 58.4% 67.4% 46.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 0.3% 2.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 66,401 12,741,080
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,424.2 228
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.8% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.0% 19.4%
20-44 YEARS OLD 30.9% 33.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.9% 26.2%
65 OR OLDER 18.5% 14.8%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 28,119 4,830,038
Single Parent Households With Children 13.4% 10.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.2% 88.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.4% 34.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 5.0% 14.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.2% 15.6%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.2% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.2% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.7% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 17.7% 10.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,914 $53,533,528 44.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $618 $5,594,136 4.7%
Staff $492 $4,453,584 3.7%
General Administration $471 $4,263,492 3.6%
School Administration $797 $7,214,444 6.0%
Operation $1,354 $12,256,408 10.3%
Transportation $650 $5,883,800 4.9%
Other $875 $7,920,500 6.6%
Total Support $5,257 $47,586,364 39.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,014 $18,230,728 15.3%
Total Expenditures $13,185 $119,350,620 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,622 $18,950,007,358 54.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,089 $2,145,531,133 6.1%
Staff $566 $1,114,152,009 3.2%
General Administration $583 $1,147,898,898 3.3%
School Administration $826 $1,626,982,436 4.7%
Operation $1,236 $2,433,383,753 7.0%
Transportation $681 $1,340,419,899 3.8%
Other $616 $1,214,165,287 3.5%
Total Support $5,597 $11,022,815,251 31.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,533 $4,988,320,395 14.3%
Total Expenditures $17,751 $34,960,767,627 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%